Supplies (to make one tin each with a pumpkin, a ghost, and a bat motif)
- 2 sheets coated paper palette
- Plaid Gallery Glass Window Color: Amber AR (16020)), Amethyst AT (16014), Charcoal Black CB (16018), Lime Green LG (16035), Orange Poppy OP (16005), and Snow White SW (16002)
- Palette knife
- Craft knife or scissors
- Three 2-inch-diameter favor tins with lids
- 1/4-inch hole punch
- Extra-fine black marker
- Small candies
- 16-inch length of 1/8-inch-wide ribbon for each tin
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- Freehand-draw the pumpkin, ghost, and bat shapes onto the paper side of a sheet of paper palette, leaving about 2 inches between the shapes. You can also click on Enlarge Image, above, and trace the outline from the lids shown here.
- On the coated side of each shape, squeeze about a 2-inch-diameter amount of Window Color, using OP for the pumpkin, SW for the ghost, and CB for the bat.
- Use a palette knife to lightly spread the paint, creating a smooth coating over the shapes. Use a smaller amount of LG for the pumpkin stem.
- On a separate sheet of palette paper, spread 2-inch-diameter amounts each of AR, AT, and LG.
- Set both sheets aside for approximately 6 to 8 hours or until thoroughly dry.
- Cut out the shapes on the traced lines with a craft knife or scissors, remove the paper, and center each shape on a lid.
- Use the hole punch to make circles of AR, AT, and LG. Apply AR circles around the pumpkin, LG circles around the ghost, and AT circles around the bat.
- Carefully trim the circles to use small pieces along the edges of the lids and next to the shapes. If a darker color is desired, double-layer the shapes and circles.
- Referring to the lids, use a black marker to add the section lines to the pumpkin and the facial details to the bat and ghost.
- Fill the tins with candy. Wrap a length of ribbon around each tin and tie in a small bow.